Ryan Cast In 'Down With Love'

By Caillan
June 17, 2002 - 11:44 AM

Voyager Borg turned Boston Public teacher Jeri Ryan has scored a role in the upcoming comedy 'Down With Love.'

Ryan is filming her part during the David E. Kelley school-based show's summer hiatus, according to StarTrek.com. 'Down With Love' is being touted as a homage to the 1960s bedroom comedies which starred icons such as Doris Day and Rock Hudson.

Directed by 'Bring It On' helmer Peyton Reed, the film stars Oscar-nominee Renee Zellweger ('Bridget Jones's Diary') as Barbara Novak, an advice columnist who becomes romantically entangled with womanizing journalist Catcher Block, played by Golden Globe-nominee Ewan McGregor ('Attack of the Clones').

In April, three-time Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) and Jack and Jill actress Sarah Paulson were cast in much-sought after supporting roles. It is not currently known which character Ryan will play.

'Down With Love' was written by Eve Ahlert and Dennis Drake and produced by Academy Award-winners Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, who were behind the critically-acclaimed 'American Beauty.' According to the Internet Movie Database, shooting began last month, with the film expected to be released next year.

The original article can be found here at StarTrek.com.

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